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PhET Teacher Ideas: The Greenhouse Effect Lab

PhET Teacher Ideas: The Greenhouse Effect Lab

This page features an inquiry-based lab, created by a high school teacher for use with the PhET simulation <i>Greenhouse Effect</i>. The author gives explicit instructions for using the simulation to conduct an experiment. The experimental question: "Which atmospheric gas -- methane, water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, or nitrogen -- is the best absorber of infrared photons?" Students will be using the "Photon Absorption" section of the...

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